Short version: the City Council wanted to pass a bunch of laws banning/restricting guns/ownershop; said laws are preempted by state law, and they wanted to pass them anyway; they were given the word, and
In short, without great fanfare the City gutted their new proposal.
After the Corp Counsel being questioned by one alderman about my
assertions and getting a non-answer answer, it appears they have
admitted our interpretation of the issue is correct. Otherwise, why the
capitulation? Why this slight of hand change?
Could it be the $2 plus million they have paid out to NRA and SAF attorneys? They fact that we are 3 – 0 in our lawsuits?
But, from the comments, there are some district commanders of Chicago PD telling their officers to enforce the city laws that they know are preempted; which means 'Big-ass lawsuits the city will lose."
I really want your guys to understand that there are a bunch of gun guys
who are itching for 1983 suits against the city and will name everyone
involved. I don't want to see a good cop jammed up on a civil suit
because a supervisor made a political decision to kiss ass and get hung
out in Court.
Chicago: the brass will hang the officer out to take the blame, and hey, why should the city care? It's OPM they're spending.